Volunteer Highlight: Shannon T.

In honour of National Volunteer Week, we at the Alzheimer Society of Toronto wanted to do a little something to thank our outstanding volunteers. To showcase the amazing work that they do as an integral part of our mission, we are featuring volunteer stories on the blog this week. Be sure to check back each … Continued

Walk For Alzheimer’s in Etobicoke

For the third year, the Alzheimer Society of Toronto has been blessed with amazing volunteers who lead the Walk For Alzheimer’s here in Toronto. They are champions, providing hours of volunteer support, encouraging others to walk with us and fundraise to support the 46,000 people living with dementia and their families here in Toronto. We’d … Continued

Thank You, Volunteers!

Last year, over 500 volunteers contributed almost 6,000 hours of volunteer service, which is equivalent to 3 full time positions for one year. What an incredible year it’s been! When we say we couldn’t do the work we do without our volunteers, we mean it. Whether volunteering on a regular basis or coming out to … Continued

Walk For Alzheimer’s in North York

For the third year, the Alzheimer Society of Toronto has been blessed with amazing volunteers who lead the Walk For Alzheimer’s here in Toronto. They are champions, providing hours of volunteer support, encouraging others to walk with us and fundraise to support the 46,000 people living with dementia and their families here in Toronto. We’d … Continued

Walk For Alzheimer’s at Christie Pits

For the third year, the Alzheimer Society of Toronto has been blessed with amazing volunteers who lead the Walk For Alzheimer’s here in Toronto. They are champions, providing hours of volunteer support, encouraging others to walk with us and fundraise to support the 46,000 people living with dementia and their families here in Toronto. We’d … Continued

5 Springtime Activities

Spring is in the air! As the snow melts and the days gets warmer, it’s a wonderful time to have fun with friends and family. There are lots of things to do around the city for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Here are our top 5 springtime, dementia-friendly activities!   Take a walk … Continued

Storytime with Ekta: When Words Fail

Ekta is a social worker here at AST. She co-facilitates the Boomers Club with our Community Programs Coordinator Romina and is particularly passionate about working with people who live with young onset dementias. She has a blog where she shares her experiences. Welcome to Storytime with Ekta! This story took place at one of our partner … Continued

Alzheimer’s Research Opportunities

The knowledge that we gain through clinical research helps improve the ways we can prevent, diagnose, and treat Alzheimer’s and dementias– but researchers can’t do it alone. They need volunteers in order to improve the lives of those who have been affected by Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Click here to learn more about clinical trials and decide if … Continued

Caregiver Stories: Stefanie

Caregivers work hard, unpaid, to care for someone they love. We know that, and we want to support you in that journey, which is why we offer workshops like Caregiver Stress and the Family Dynamics of Caregiving. We also know that it’s important to connect with other caregivers, both offline and online. This is Stefanie’s … Continued

Creative Caregivers: Wendy

The Creative Caregivers blog series aims to highlight the creative work of individuals who care for someone living with dementia. Often, these creative works have been helpful or comforting in some way for the caregivers who created them. We hope that they are helpful and inspiring for you, too. In this blog, we are highlighting … Continued